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Poster: user unknown Date: Mar 25, 2013 1:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This is Spinal Tap

First things first, Bruce was a "guest artist" who never really "owned" the "hot seat". I cannot take anything away from Mr. Hornsby's talent, but don't feel he is a viable candidate for the "single keyboardist" title. Then, on a gut level, I thought Pig. But that was based on his being a "founding member" and his total contribution in the early days. Though T.C and Vince are probably the two most technically talented keyboardists, T.C.'s tenure was very short and his overall contribution small and Vince was treated like the proverbial "red-headed step-child" by both management and the fans. IMHO, Vince would've been better accepted and fit in sooner without Bruce's presence. That leaves Keith and Brent. Though Brent's tenure with the band was both longer and more productive, I really think if I had to pick one keyboardist it would have to be Keith. He just seems to be the best fit as the band evolved from raw and primal to a more polished and complex animal.

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Mar 26, 2013 7:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This is Spinal Tap

For me and I have said this before .It's Keith and even better Keith on a true baby grand not the electric Yamaha which at the time was the go to electric replacement keboard.If you said Brent only on the B-3 and Keith on piano that could of worked.Piano only goes to Keith. Now there is 1 previso here,Brent had access to mutiple keyboard types to which Keith had the formentioned baby grand,Yammy electric and I do not ever remember seeing him play a B-3.If he did when and where and I don't need foreign countries either Bay Area 73' til death or 68-73' east coast.

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Poster: august_wst Date: Mar 25, 2013 1:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This is Spinal Tap

Tell that to the guys who felt he should inducted in to the RnR hall of fame as a member

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Poster: user unknown Date: Mar 25, 2013 2:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This is Spinal Tap

I have no doubt that Bruce will eventually be inducted on his own merit, and rightfully so.

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Poster: august_wst Date: Mar 25, 2013 2:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This is Spinal Tap

Yes. But my point was that the band considered him a member so who are we to say he isn't if they think he was?

They said he was, ergo I put him in the list

This post was modified by august_wst on 2013-03-25 21:55:01

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Poster: user unknown Date: Mar 26, 2013 8:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This is Spinal Tap

I've had this argument before and don't want to drag it out here again. I really don't have a dog in this fight, but I base my opinion on the band photos from Dead.net:

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Poster: august_wst Date: Mar 25, 2013 4:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This is Spinal Tap

I see your point.

Somehow that dog seems to want to keep showing up at the race though

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 25, 2013 5:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This is Spinal Tap

Support for your opinion also comes from Hornsby himself, who never saw his tenure with the band as anything other than a temporary arrangement.

'... if they'd caught me in 1984, before I got my own career going, I probably would have lived happily ever after as a Grateful Dead piano player - I think that would have been great. But they caught me in 1990, I had three records out, I'd sold a couple of a million records and I didn't feel I could give that up completely.'

- quoted in Blair Jackson's Garcia.

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